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[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
Events that occur just after the Battle of Yavin.

[ Galaxy of Fear #11: Clones ]

This book is out of print

Clones
BOOK STORY
John Whitman
Bantam Spectra
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (1998)

Rating:
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Reviews:
1 review [Average review score: 3.5 / 5]

Synopsis:
Tash Arranda can't believe her eyes. Here, in an abandoned Rebel base on the remote planet Dantooine, she has just seen her parents. Her dead parents. Is she losing her mind?
Then Tash spies the one being in the galaxy she least wants to see, Darth Vader. It seems the Empire has tracked them down at last. But what Tash doesn't know is that this is only the beginning of a terrifying journey into an evil world, where she'll be forced to fight her own brother and uncle...to the death!


Chronology:
This story occurs approximately 6 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):



Reviews:
Review by Bones, UK, 2012:

"The penultimate volume of the Galaxy of Fear series sees the Arrandas journey to Dantooine in their efforts to evade the Empire.
This book contains within it one of the most exciting concepts in the series: a young, untrained Force-sensitive who is tempted/confronted by the Dark Side. This angle is a really fantastic one, with echoes of a young Luke Skywalker tempted by the Dark Side, except Tash is a lot younger and more vulnerable. The way that Tash deals with the difficulties is absorbing and the backdrop for her internal struggle - the eponymous clones - is similarly fascinating. We are treated to a showdown between two Darth Vader's (as is hinted on the cover) as well as an (albeit brief) altercation between a pair of Shi'ido - this small scene alone is an incredible moment in the EU.
As for the down side, the story's pacing is a little slow again and there was a distinct lack of "fear" in this book. To be fair, none of them are particularly scary, but this one felt less like a horror story than any of the others; this could be due to the influence of the prequel films and the exposure of cloning technology to the EU audience. In addition, the Arranda children continue their irritating habit of jumping to conclusions - you'd think that after all they'd been through, they'd be a little less nave and made more informed decisions.
Generally a strong book, which raises hopes for a good finale to the series."

Rating: 3.5 / 5

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